My career was that of an aircraft assembly inspector (military). One thing I'd advise is to get some touch labor experience in the field by becoming an aircraft sheetmetal assembler. You will need to go to school & get an FAA airframe & powerplant mechanics licence to qualify.
Pro's: Excellent money & not hard physically. Con's: Very political & very high pressure mentally because manufacturing is constantly attempting to push subpar work down the line.
I would recommend working in commercial instead of military because the work is steady & layoffs are less frequent.
I would recommend this career to someone who wants an 8-to-5 job with very little evening, weekend, or holiday work. At times it is very fast paced, but the work day goes by quickly. You need to have very good time management skills, the ability to switch between tasks without losing a step, and an attention to detail. Sometimes the work is physical, with a lot of heavy lifting and twisting.
I would choose the same career if I had to do it all over again.